Play is a child's natural way of communicating. Through play children learn to regulate emotions, reduce anxiety, explore feelings and promote problem solving and self esteem. Play provides a child with a means though which they can develop, grow and learning about themselves and the relationships in their lives.
Play Therapy is a way of working with children to help them make sense of their experiences, feelings and behaviours. Most adults who attend therapy participate in traditional talking therapy. As children's brains are still growing and their language is developing, talking therapy can be problematic as they don't have the ability to articulate and discuss problems or concerns that may be bothering them.